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Expanding domestic energy is 2016 priority, US Chamber president says

The US Chamber of Commerce is making domestic energy expansion one of its top 2016 priorities, its president announced. It also intends to fight runaway government regulation, push for more American trade globally, and promote entitlement reform discussions.  

NY attorney general objects to pipeline tree-cutting request

New York's attorney general filed objections Thursday to the Constitution Pipeline Company's request to cut trees along the proposed route of its 124-mile natural gas pipeline, citing the lack of a state water quality permit and pending requests for a rehearing of the federal agency order that cleared the way for the project.  

Obama: Companies should face higher charges for drilling on federal land

President Barack Obama signaled in his final State of the Union address Tuesday night that fossil fuel companies could face higher charges when mining on federal lands.  

US crude exports help keep prices low

Oil prices have remained low despite heightened tensions between two of the world's big oil-producing countries, Iran and Saudi Arabia, and a new law allowing U.S. crude exports helps explain why...  

Fracking Saves the Day

It may be too much to say that fracking alone saved the global economy in 2015, but fracking had a lot to do with it.  

Energy revolution reducing emissions

Emissions from power generation have dropped to near 20-year lows, and increased natural-gas use has been responsible for more than 62 percent of the reduction.  

U.S. power grid vulnerable to foreign hacks, AP investigation finds

Digital clues pointed to Iranian hackers. And Wallace found that they had already taken passwords, as well as engineering drawings of dozens of power plants, at least one with the title "Mission Critical." But this breach, The Associated Press has found, was not unique.  

End to Export Ban: Congress OKs year-end budget deal, sends to Obama

Obama signed the measure,... Many on each side saw the budget deal as the best they could get under divided government. In exchange for ending the oil export ban, Democrats won extensions of tax breaks for alternative power sources such as solar and wind energy.